Elizabeth Smart Kidnapping Inspires Off-Broadway Play Right as Ron, Jan. 29-Feb. 14

News   Elizabeth Smart Kidnapping Inspires Off-Broadway Play Right as Ron, Jan. 29-Feb. 14
 
Right as Ron, a new play by Judd Bloch, will offer a satiric spin of the Elizabeth Smart kidnapping case that transfixed the U.S during the early days of 2003. The drama will run Jan. 29-Feb. 14 at the Bank Street Theatre in Manhattan. Max Williams directs.

Elizabeth Smart, a 15-year-old resident of Salt Lake City, was found alive in March after having gone missing for nine months. She was discovered in the company of a drifter, Brian David Mitchell, who called himself Emmanuel. Smart's father believed her daughter had been brainwashed and held against her will. In August, just five months after Elizabeth had been returned, filming began on a family-authorized two-hour television movie about the abduction. It aired on Nov. 9 on CBS. Right as Ron follows the homecoming of kidnapped April Starr. When producers come calling and the film starts rolling, however, the Starr clan proves to fall a little short of the all-American family ideal.

The cast includes Mark Auerbach, John Dohrman, Kathryn Ekblad, Susan-Kate Heaney, Jono Hustis, Carolyn Ladd, Yvonne Lin, Ben Lizza, Seth Michael May, John McAdams, Mike Mosley, Erica Rhodes and Jas Robertson.

Tickets are $15. Call (212) 868-4444.

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